This is a review by our regular reader & contributor Manish R Khetwani who recently visited “The Loyalty Lounge” at Mumbai Airport – Terminal 1B, (Domestic Departure)
The departure terminal for my Indigo flight to Jammu was at 1B, Mumbai Domestic Airport. Since there was still time for my flight to take off, I also decided to visit the Loyalty lounge at the mezzanine floor after first visiting the Good Times Bar (Mumbai Airport – Terminal 1B) that i reviewed earlier.
Now this lounge should not be confused with the Loyalty Lounge at T2. This is the old clipper lounge at T1 which has been re-designated as the Loyalty lounge. Both are operated by the EIH Ltd./Oberoi Airport Services.
It was comparatively less crowded than the Good Times Bar. That’s not surprising since the complimentary access to this lounge is restricted to Diners Club Card/ Priority Pass holders/ Rupay platinum debit Cards & lounge club members. Paid access is also available for Rs. 700/-.
An important point to note is that VISA cardholders have no complimentary access to both the lounges at Terminal 1B. That’s also because now most airlines are now shifting to the T2 terminal.
My Experience at Mumbai Airport – Loyalty Lounge
The lounge had a premium feel in terms of location, layout, space, seating and even the food served, although the choice was limited. The buffet spread was quiet basic in terms of few dishes and beverages. As per my enquiry regarding wifi, the same was not available.
This however remains the saving grace of T1, especially since the shutdown of the Carnations and the American Express Lounge w.e.f. 1st April 2017.
Facilities at Mumbai Airport Loyalty Lounge (Terminal 1B)
- Wifi: No
- Food: Yes – Buffet with few dishes
- Ambiance: Good
- Recharge Station: Yes
- Complimentary Access on: Priority Pass, Diners Club
- CardExpert Lounge Rating: 4/5
Its not a great lounge, still, something is better than nothing. Have you been to the Loyalty Lounge at Mumbai Airport T1? Feel free to share your experiences below.